Philanthropy Team

Gabriela Artavia

Director of Foundation Relations
Gabriela Artavia oversees our foundation relations and works closely with UCS programs and foundations to identify opportunities for support.

Deputy Director of Development
Nathalie Highland oversees our fund-raising efforts (including membership, major gifts, and foundation relations) and she works closely with the UCS National Advisory Board.

Membership Director
John Mace ensures that UCS members stay informed about our activities and works to increase membership so the organization can achieve its strategic goals.

Chief Development Officer
As chief development officer, Laurie Marden oversees UCS fundraising efforts, including the organization’s work with foundations, members, and major donors.

Director of Major Gifts
As the director of major gifts, Nicole provides leadership and strategic guidance and oversight for our work with individual donors.